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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 17, 2009 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cosmic Charlie

There certainly are a lot of bad ones from the early years. I'd say those 76'ers are the best of the lot. They seemed to struggle with vocals and pace. Can anyone recommend one from 69-70?

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Apr 17, 2009 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cosmic Charlie

I remember the Cosmic Charlie from 5/2/70 being real good. Or was it just that the rest of the show was so phenomenal I may have thought it was better than it was?

The Charlie from 3/1/69 is pretty one good too. I think this is a prime example of a song that gets overshadowed by the massiveness of the rest of the show.

Peace.
aj

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Apr 17, 2009 5:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Cosmic Charlie

Try this one out. It kicks off an amazing electric set.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-03-21.late.aud.lee.pcrp.21779.shnf

I've found the '69 versions too fast and the '76 versions too slow. The 1970 versions sound just right to me.

Cosmic Charlie was inspired by the Beatles song "Revolution".

While you're at it check out the Dancin' from this show as well as the whole second set. You will understand why Sam Cutler keeps saying to the crowd over & over before the encore " The Dead! An incredible set by the Grateful Dead, an incredible incredible set by the Grateful Dead.. stand by.." before getting the band out for an encore.